Weddings - Tradition & Etiquette
The 3rd Edition of the Qala
International Folk Festival was celebrated between the 25th
and 28th September 2008. Organised by the Qala
Local Council together with the Menhir Qala Folk Group,
this well-established festival was a huge success.
"It-Tieg fl-Antik" was an interesting feature of
this 3rd edition, adding further to the kaleidoscope of traditional
folklore events. This re-enactment of a traditional Gozitan
wedding was officiated at Bishop Michael Buttigieg Square
in front of the stone cross column, after which, a procession
with the newly weds, led up to the Main Square of the village
of Qala, where a typical ‘festin’ was be awaiting them serving
traditional delicacies of the period.
A special thank you goes to Mr. Joseph Mifsud and Qala
Local Council for the information on this page. Photos
below show the re-enactment of this Gozitan wedding. All photos
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